|A selection of comments from listeners around the world…
Just a quick note to thank you for the Fabulous Fox album. I listened to it this morning while doing my e.mail. Much enjoyed. I just cannot get over the quality of the sound you give us. It is great!
…Too, thank you for your podcasts, I thoroughly enjoy them and appreciate the knowledge you impart about each organ and the historical background you provide. I am not a musician but often wish I could play some of these grand instruments! As an actor, I find your podcasts a wonderful way to unwind from an evening’s performance and often listen to your program on my drives home from the theaters in which I work. Thank you for taking the time and effort to produce Hot Pipes…it is a joy to listen to. Lindel Salow, Dearborn, Michigan
I think that the work you’re doing with Hot Pipes is highly meritorious… I really think that you are providing an excellent service to the TPO community.
Like I always say…you just keep surpassing all previous records. I enjoy everything you produce and it’s so exciting to get your latest release to hear what you have created with it.
First let me say how much I enjoy your programmes. You are always fresh and it is a joy to listen to the often wide-ranging music, organists and organs you present. I hope you will be able to continue the HOTPIPES programme for many years to come.
I have heard several of your programmes on Angel Radio and have enjoyed them very much.
Really look forward to your podcasts and my modest donation doesn’t match the enjoyment I get from listening to the remarkable artists you have introduced to me.
Thank you, Stephen. I can’t thank you enough for all the time and hard work you put into these programs to give all theatre organ lovers an opportunity to hear great music. A large part of your programs have music that others wouldn’t have the chance to hear. You are amazing and please keep it going. I so much look forward to these shows.
Chris Elliott, San Francisco, California
Thanks for your hard work with all the shows. Really being enjoying them.
I listened to the Thomson “Quiet Evening…” album with my high priced head phones and it is amazing. After hundreds of playings, after your work [of reprocessing] it sounds better than I’ve heard it before. Terrific job.
Thank you for doing such a magnificent job in the production of your radio show ‘Hot Pipes’, I have yet to be disappointed with any of your shows.
First of all, the Hot Pipes Broadcasts are WONDERFUL! I really took a listen this time and the quality is great and the mix is great. And so I subscribed because I really want to show my support for your endeavors!…
(from Facebook)… I just listened to the show (82). YOUR PROGRAM IS WONDERFUL! (well done Stephen). I only wish that our National Public Radio or other networks would broadcast your show here in the States.
Enjoy your shows, was so glad you where able to start doing Hot Pipes again! I’ve been keeping up to date downloading each show as they came on line… Look forward to many more shows. They are excellent!
Since making a subscription to your program I’ve been in ‘Heaven’. I’ve got more TOP music than I’ve ever had before and I’m enjoying it immensely. Not only that but I’ve blown my GB allowance downloading your wonderful programs. And I love it. And it’s very interesting listening to all of your comments about the artists, organs, etc. which helps to put the whole experience in context…
Have been slowly working my way through the shows from your first recordings & thoroughly appreciate your work… I certainly hope you can keep doing it and am willing to pay more for the subscription if it comes to that.
Great shows, a great bargain and thanks for your work putting these together… your show has superb sound quality.
I am thrilled that you are up and running! The sample programs are superb and your commentary is enlightening and polished! It bodes well for displaying the art of the theatre organ in a most impressive format.
Great job on the interview segment on program 65. I liked the insight brought out by having Simon select 6 recordings that were an influence on his life. Neat technique, i.e. it seems like you suggested which 6 items would you take on a desert island. I also liked the human side of Simon that was revealed through your questions. I always find this information fascinating.
Just to say how much I am enjoying being a subscriber to Hot Pipes! I have followed your programmes since I first discovered Hot Pipes! in 2008, having followed a link from Jelani Eddington’s web-site. (I’d only discovered Jelani Eddington 30 minutes earlier on Youtube – what a memorable day that turned out to be)!
Many thanks for your great efforts with HOT PIPES. I have down loaded them with out too much trouble. PC’s and old age don’t mix to well but the challenge is well rewarded with your programs. 65 was great to hear from Simon and please get more interviews.
Just finished listening to #65 and had to tell you just how much I enjoyed it. The interview format having the guest discuss and play pieces by players who influenced them is brilliant.
Congratulations on your 1st subscription show – and what a cracker!!!
(re Show 58) Astounding! Mucho Kudos.
This is the best news I’ve had in quite a while. I am just thrilled you are back on the air! Happy days are here again!
Comments from the older shows…
This note should have been sent to you years ago… having started re-listening to your archived Hot Pipes! programs, I am reminded of what an excellent host you are, and I have been delinquent on not contacting you to let you know.
I typed in “Theatre Organ” on the i-tunes search the other day, and it came up with the podcasts from all your previous shows…. What a great find that was! I can’t stop listening to them! They cover a fantastic array of styles of the theatre organ from all over the world, from past to modern day. I just wanted to congratulate you on an amazing show… Long live Hot Pipes.
I was given a CD of Hot Pipes downloads early this year as, at that time, I had no way of connecting to the Internet at any speed that would allow for my listening to the shows. Since then, I have been able to obtain more of them and have enjoyed most of the music very much… You usually select great music played by great artists on great instruments… thanks for promoting theatre organ as you do.
Just to say keep up the brilliant music. I am one of your younger listeners (ie under 30) and fully appreciate the music you are playing. Thank you.
Last Christmas I was given an iPod and happened to stumble across “Hot Pipes” through iTunes. As a subscriber, I am now in seventh heaven, with hours of magical cinema organ to listen to, and better still – more to come each month.
Like your show very much… Keep up the good work, and I would like to hear a few more British organists from vintage years – people like Vic Hammett and Horace Finch plus of course Quentin MacLean, Reginald Foort, Reginald Porter Brown, Sidney Torch etc etc!!
I’ve been listening to “Hot Pipes!” Lots of fun!
Since finding your site and subsequently your weekly radio show, having now downloaded and listened to all your archived shows, I felt I had to write once again and thank you for such a wonderful programme. In my 1st email, I asked you about Jack Strachey’s “Theatreland” and sure enough you promptly played a Richard Hills recording on your next show – what marvellous service! I do like the “international” flavour of the show – where world-wide artistes are featured, I’ve now heard a lot of theatre organs and organists I’d never heard before… Once again many thanks for all the splendid work you do in keeping this “King of Instruments” alive.
Thank you so much for your ‘Hot Pipes’ program, it has become my constant companion when traveling. My iPod is loaded with all available podcasts at all times. It has been especially nice to hear some selections by my former teacher Jim Roseveare who passed much too soon in 1988… Thanks again Steve and please keep it going.
Faithful listener, Paul Gelsleichter, told me about the Hot Pipes podcast, and I have begun listening and promoting it. I have place links on michaelsmusicservice.com, my organ music business, and www.mtos.org, our local ATOS chapter… Anyway, as the comments indicate, your podcast is VERY WELL LOVED in organ circles. I will continue to tell my friends about it.
Just a note to let you know how much I enjoy “Hot Pipes”. I’ve just subscribed to the podcasts for my new iPod so will get every program as soon as it’s available.
A large thank you for the program and especially making the archives available. Through this means I am able to enjoy this great TO music. I have been a fan for some time and have meant to send you a thanks.
It’s been quite a while since we corresponded, I bought one of your Crawford re-releases and was (still am) thoroughly satisfied… Thank you for the ‘Hot Pipes’ show which I recently discovered, anytime I have a few minutes at the computer I download one of the old shows and listen to it for the first time… Please keep up the good work, I will be an ardent fan from now on.
I enjoy your Hot Pipes programs. Like dancin’ too! Greetings from Marion, Ohio, US.
Thank you for doing what you do to preserve the era of music past. What truly adds to what you are doing is the quality of the broadcast material… Yesterday I listened to your Theatre Organ productions that were full spectrum. Loved it all…
What a wonderful collection of theater organ music. It shall give me much enjoyment during travel. I have downloaded and recorded on cd all of your TO programs for a total of over 31 hours of listening pleasure. All the great artists seem to be represented here… Thank you again for all the wonderful sounds of theater organ. I’ll check back for new programs.
Thanks for the Hot Pipes programs. The programs are most enjoyable and I just love hearing your selections, both old and new.
I am a member of the Garden State Theatre Organ Society (GSTOS) and I am currently working on the installation of the former Rainbow Room Wurlitzer in the Rahway Senior Citizens Center in Rahway, New Jersey. The crew and I enjoy listening to your (downloaded mp3) broadcasts while we are working. Thanks for keeping us informed and entertained.
I wanted to thank you for providing such a wonderful tribute to Stan Kann on your recent broadcast… What you are doing to share theatre organ music is really wonderful, and I want to thank you for doing such an important work!
Just wanted to send you a note and say the Hot Pipes show is really great.
I wanted to “Thank You” for your nice compliments about the Central Indiana Chapter and the hosting of the recent convention…
Steve, Today I discovered your podcast programs, Fantastic! Thank you for an excellent collection of shows. The 128kbps stream is in beautiful fidelity… Listening in Salem, Virginia U.S.A.
First of all, many thanks of the superb podcasts of the beautiful Theatreorgans. I’ve enjoyed it very much.
I just finished listening to the Dan Bellomy tribute show and I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed it. The content was very well assembled and tastefully done…
A quick note to say how much I enjoyed listening to the 1-hour Hot Pipes show on the music nostalgia site. I really liked the big American sound that you get out of the recordings, and all the selections were superb! Keep up the great work,
Just to let you know that I’ve downloaded your podcasts and they’re great! We’ve just spent some time traveling by air (ucch!) and your shows made the trip bearable. Nothing like some TPO while being mistreated by an airline at 30,000 feet.
First of all I would like to tell you how much I appreciate your Hot Pipes show. I found out about it when I joined the theatreorgans-L list. It’s nice to hear what’s out there, as many of the libraries don’t carry this style of music, and, as a college student, I can’t afford to buy every TO CD that comes out.
I am sitting here at the moment preparing for my end of semester exam which is next Tuesday night and happened to come across your website. I am very much enjoying your show. I have only heard the programme of 4 June 2008 but will get through all of them after the exams are over. This semester’s subject is a total bore, so thank you for giving me some light entertainment this afternoon.
… Your voice and the music prompt pleasant memories of your KPCC days.
… I clicked onto your radio shows and even though I have been around T.P.O. for around 40 yrs, some of your recordings I haven’t heard…
I live in Scotland and very much enjoy your radio programme Hot Pipes via the Internet. It absolutely hits the nail on the head in covering exactly the type of organ music that I love. Like many theatre organ enthusiasts I suppose I have a fair number of the recordings which you play. However, this is not a negative as it is really so interesting hearing these recordings as you choose them along with your anecdotes and stories. Of course it is also great hearing tracks which are new to me. Keep up the good work!